|Christmas Postage Stamp Quilt - 79" square|
This quilt is all done! I started piecing the top back in the first week of December. As I unpacked our Christmas decorations I thought about how nice it would be to have a Christmas Quilt. I also won some Christmas fabrics at the Leduc guild meeting. It was nice to sew with Christmas print over the holidays.
My oldest son helped with holding this quilt today for the photo.
It is a very scrappy quilt. I used 2" squares to make blocks that are nine - nine patches. Some of the patches were already cut and in my water colour fabrics. I looked for anything that was kind of Christmas like. I used some Green and Red fabrics that might not have been Christmas but fit in just right. I had Nutcracker, Penguins, Labs with Christmas candy, Snowflakes, lights, candy, birds and so many Christmas prints.
I have quilted it with a ice blue thread and did snow drifts and spirals of snow all over the quilt.
It is still so wet and muddy at our place, I have to think of dry places to take my photos. We have a hint of blue sky today. I wish it would dry up a bit and for spring to show up. We don't have much green yet.
The binding is a peppermint candy cane strip print. I got the backing, with winter foxes, on sale in January when the Christmas prints were on sale. I was able to put a few squares of foxes on the front side before the top was done.
Also on my mind today is getting ready for a Spring quilt show. The Edmonton and District quilter's guild is having a quilt show June 3 and 4th 2017. This weekend they need to have our entries and we are to have a photo of our each quilt with the entry.